Fall Color Palettes: Copper and Tangerine

Fall color palette with copper and oranges

It’s still August, so you’re certainly thinking, fall color palette? Are you crazy? It’s still 90+ degrees outside. And we understand, we really do, but sometimes dreaming of cooler weather gives you a nice reprieve from the scorching summer heat. Which is why we’re getting inspired to feather our Fall nest!

Our Patterson Spice fabric inspired this living space and was boldly used to upholster our new Mason Sofa with Aged Brass Nailheads. Warm chocolatey browns, splashes of metallics like copper, and a few cool touches like our Linen Panels in Gray bring warmth and balance here. To compliment our Patterson Spice, we used Suzanne Kasler’s Signature 13oz. Linen in Mandarin, our new Leo Brown Fabric, and our new favorite neutral, Danbury Khaki.

Once you’ve grounded your space with your fabrics and a warm wall color like Benjamin Moore’s Jameson Gold, it’s time for the fun part — accessories! We wanted to bring little hints of metallics in this space, like our Bronze Garden Seat, our Sienna Artesinal Tray, and our Desk Globe which has an elegant brass stand. Lastly, one of our favorite ways to bring a warm, cozy feel to your living room is by bringing in a little something handmade. Here we used our Joss Earthenware bowls. Their colors coordinate beautifully with our palette, but their unique hand thrown glaze is that special touch that is really enchanting!

For more decorating inspiration, browse our Pinterest boards for ideas, or visit our photo gallery to see all the gorgeous rooms found in our catalog.


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  1. MaryAnne February 26, 2015 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    I love everything about this room. I have a sofa almost exactly like the one shown and have been struggling to come up with a color scheme and accents to match. None of the objects in the picture are available on the Ballard website. How can I purchase these items?

  2. Vickie Reed September 3, 2014 at 12:13 am - Reply

    I love the Jamestown Gold color and pallette for the bathroom I’m remodeling. .What wall color can I use on another wall? I have Benjamin Moore wedgewood grey in my livingroom and the kitchen is BM- Lady Finger. (Just ordered a table for my living room!!

    Will I be able to purchase as shower curtain in the paisley print and animal print towels? WOW this is the effect I’ve been looking for and you’ve put it all together for me!

    What is the name of the carpet shown in they vignette?

    Thank you….vickie

    • Caroline @ How to Decorate September 3, 2014 at 11:48 am - Reply

      Hi Vickie,

      We’re so happy to hear that you like this room, and we’re glad we could help! The rug in the photo is our Stratton Tufted Rug.

      As far the the shower curtain, we do not sell a shower curtain in our Patterson Spice paisley print, but you might consider our Burlap Shower Curtain with Bullion Fringe instead. It has a similar color palette, and would look fantastic with animal print towels!

      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

  3. Diane August 20, 2014 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    What is the paint color on page 47 of the September catalog?

    • Caroline @ How to Decorate August 21, 2014 at 9:27 am - Reply

      Hi Diane,
      Thanks for your comment. The paint color in that entryway photo is Benjamin Moore’s Jamestown Gold (#HC-88). Hope that helps!
      Happy Decorating,
      The How to Decorate Team

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